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Take a rockin’ trip down Memory Lane as The Pyramid Players present “Yesterday Once More…A Celebration of the Music of the 50’s and 60’s”.  Recapture your youth and rekindle some long forgotten memories as a cavalcade of timeless hits unfolds on the stage.  From the early days of Doo Wop to the British invasion, the California surf scene, and the Flower Power generation, “Yesterday Once More” has it all.  Every song performed just as you remember them – minus the transistor radio static!

As an added bonus, this one day only multimedia concert will commemorate the 25th anniversary reunion of Southern Illinois’ own Family Rock Band, DONNY AND THE DOO WOPS!  

Formed in the late 80’s, this remarkable group expanded on the single family acts like The Cowsills and The Jackson 5 by combining six area families to create their powerful vocal / instrumental sound.  For fifteen years they could be found all over Southern Illinois entertaining thousands at 4th of July events, Classic Car Shows, area malls, and even the occasional private party, bringing their unique brand of family-oriented entertainment to all.  This will be the first time that all the original members have performed together in over ten years. (PROMO CLIP)

Don’t miss “Yesterday Once More…A Celebration of the Music of the 50’s and 60’s” coming to the Benton Civic Center for two shows only on August 9th.  Come dressed in your favorite 50’s and 60’s attire and join in the celebration of the music of YOUR time!

Showtime:   2:00PM Matinee          7:30PM Evening Performance

Ticket Price:   
Matinee - $9.00
                     Evening - $12.00

Special 15/15 Group Offer on this Show!

Bring a group of 15 or more and receive a 15% discount on all tickets.  Arrangements must be made through the Benton Civic Center office.  Call 618.435.5700 daily from 9AM until 1PM.

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Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think.

Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century.  This captivating song, which he co-wrote with Buddy Greene, has been recorded more than 400 times by artists from every genre including: Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green, Clay Aiken, Michael English, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd, The Gaither Vocal Band, and a long list of others.

In spite of the broad range of musical inspiration found in Mark’s discography, there is one element that never changes: his gift for communicating profound truths through music and storytelling that keeps audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats.  Mark maintains a full schedule of solo concerts, as well as Gaither Vocal Band tour dates and performances at Women of Faith Conferences across North America.

Ticket Type:                              Showtime: 7:00 PM

General Admission           $20.00
Doors will open at 6:00PM.  Come early for a good seat!

Groups Sales - 10% off price for groups of 20 or more along with one complementary ticket for every 20 purchased GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ONLY.  Contact the Benton Civic Center office to purchase.

It's an evening of fast and furious action as athletes from across a three state region meet in Benton to determine who will be the 2014 Tri-State Amateur Cage Fighting Champion.  Presented by Gladiator Productions this organization has a reputation for putting together outstanding matches that test the determination and skills of those willing to step into the cage.

This event is sactioned by the State of Illinois Athletic Commission.

Ticket Type:                              Showtime: 7:00 PM

Cageside VIP Seating    - $50
Cageside Table Seating - $40
Stage Overlook Seating - $30
General Admission         - $20

Doors will open at 5:30PM.


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